MATHESON has announced that it plans to build a new large capacity Air Separation Unit, (ASU), to supply the oxygen, nitrogen and argon in Mesa, Arizona.

“This investment will allow MATHESON to better support our current Customers and our recently acquired US AIRWELD distribution business by creating a Southwest ASU network with our existing ASUs in Southern California and New Mexico,” stated Senior Vice President Nigel McMullen.

The plant is expected to be on stream, producing high-purity merchant product, during the third quarter of 2014.

MATHESON is a single source for industrial, medical, specialty and electronic gases, gas handling equipment, high performance purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation with a mission to deliver innovative solutions for global customer requirements.

MATHESON is the largest subsidiary of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Group, the largest Japanese supplier of industrial gases and one of the five largest suppliers of industrial, specialty, and electronics gases in the world.